I just got this update from the ceramicist we are working with! I am so excited! especially about the plates. We will have these for sale at our show at Rare Device in SF.
Nervous System will hold its first gallery exhibition at Rare Device in San Francisco from September 2 to October 10. The exhibition will feature new work, Reaction, in ceramics and showcase their computational designs in jewelry and housewares. The work spans art, products, and interactive media – mixing gallery, store, and playground.
Nervous System’s newest work is Reaction, a line of porcelain pieces based on a chemical patterning system called reaction diffusion which describes a hypothesized mechanism for the synthesis of the diverse patterns seen on animals, from zebra stripes and giraffe spots to the complex coloring of butterflies and tropical fish. The line features slip-cast porcelain housewares as well as ceramic pieces that are 3D printed with a novel technique. These works will be accompanied by video and interactive applications where participants can play with these systems and even create their own designs.
More than simply a display of their end product, this exhibition is about the design process – from conception to program to design to production, showcasing Nervous System’s unique blend of art, science, and craft.
a little preview of our new line of slipcast porcelain pieces, Reaction based on reaction diffusion. These are 8″ dessert plates.
We are playing around with using blob detection to determine whether features in a reaction diffusion pattern will become ridges or holes in the design. Here’s a meshlab screenshot showing our first result. Hopefully we will have a real copy of this design to show you next week as it is being 3d printed in ceramic.
We’ve been talking about doing some designs for ceramics for awhile now. So without further delay I bring you these sketches we made a few days ago for some cup designs based on diffusion reaction.